The Device Lab welcomes participants who will act in good faith, in the best interest of patients, when researching, disclosing, and addressing security issues.

Medical Device


As part of their product security programs, their proactive initiatives to test their products, and to enhance the cybersecurity of their medical technologies, select medical device makers are teaming up with the Biohacking Village.


These manufacturers are inviting security researchers to learn and to test their products in dedicated spaces set aside for them. Their staff will answer questions, educate researchers, and triage any potential security issues. Researchers who perform testing should expect to follow the manufacturers’ published coordinated vulnerability disclosure policy and report any potential issues found so they can be addressed.




Hackers work to defend a hospital under siege, racing against the clock. The immersive, “learn by doing” environment will challenge hackers to use their skills to anticipate, defend, and recover, as their adversary escalates their attacks throughout the game. 


Coordinated vulnerability


We believe that the Biohacking Village can save lives through security research. To do so, security researchers and medical device makers must be mindful of that vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and remediation in public safety contexts must be handled with both due haste and due care. 


We have volunteers from CERT/CC, the US DHS, MITRE, and the US FDA on hand to facilitate disclosures, and provide other resources as well. Security researchers who take the Device Lab pledge to act in the best interest of patients, and to disclose potential vulnerabilities to the manufacturer in good faith are welcome to participate in our Open Security Testing.


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